Ekiti Goes Tough On Child Right Abuses

June 10, 2012

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Social Development and Gender Empowerment, Mrs Fola Richie-Adewusi has warned that  Parents or Guardians who infringe on the rights of children in the State would be prosecuted in line with provisions of the Child’s Rights Law  of 2006.
Mrs. Richie – Adewusi who  gave the warning  at a forum in Ado-Ekiti affirmed that the Child’s Rights Law (2006) prohibits all forms of
child abuse including child labour, trafficking, rape and prostitution adding that parents should not molest, intimidate or frustrate their children.
She said the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) and the State Task Force Committee on Child’s Rights Implementation (SCRIC) were inaugurated to monitor cases of child abuse and to arrest culprits.

According to the Commissioner, the NAPTIP and SCRIC which comprise the Police, Personnel of  the Immigration Services and the State Security Services (SSS) as well as the Child Development Desk Officers in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Social Development and Gender Empowerment, refer cases of violators to the family court where cases are determined and offenders punished accordingly.
Mrs. Richie- Adewusi acknowledged the efforts of Governor Fayemi and his  wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi for their quick responses  to issues that affect children.
She urged parents and stakeholders to join hands with Government to protect the rights of children who are future leaders.

Last modified: June 10, 2012

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